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Last Updated on 5 June, 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 European History Bee and Bowl Champions!
Varsity History Bowl: Collège du Léman, Versoix, Switzerland
Varsity History Bee: Cameron Bainbridge, Collège du Léman

Junior Varsity History Bowl: International School of Lausanne, Switzerland
Junior Varsity History Bee: Adam Wright, American School of Madrid, Spain

Middle School History Bowl: Arnold House School, London, England
Middle School History Bee: Antonio Pattori, Intl. School of Geneva, Switzerland

A big thank you to St. Stephen’s School in Rome for hosting our 2014 European Championships! 36 teams and nearly 150 students attended from six countries throughout Europe (up from 12 teams in 2013) and participated in an exciting weekend of history quiz competition. Click on the Championships tab for the full report, including a report on the Roman History Bee we played inside the Coliseum! We’re already looking forward to next school year where we’ll feature two Regional question sets for the first time, and inaugurating tournaments in Slovakia, Ireland, Scotland, and possibly other countries.Have a great summer, and we’ll see you in 2014-15!

Registration for 2014 European Championships Now Open!
(Barcelona) We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for our European Championships, which will take place on the weekend of 24-25 May at St. Stephen’s School in Rome, just steps away from the Coliseum (more details here). We hope that all teams and students who qualified will be able to join us in this magnificent setting for a great competition next month!

2013-2014 European Regional Tournaments Now Complete!
(Geneva) The International History Bee and Bowl concluded its 2013-2014 regional tournament schedule on the weekend of 5-6 April, with tournaments in Germany and Spain on Saturday, and Switzerland on Sunday. Our Swiss tournament turned out to be IHBB’s largest competition anywhere to date, with 26 teams taking part! Congratulations to all our champions from our regional tournaments across Europe this school year! We hope that all teams and students who qualified in the Bee and the Bowl will be able to join us for our third annual European Championships at St. Stephen’s School in Rome on the weekend of 24-25 May. Registration will open by 10 April, and we will be contacting all qualified teams and students with further details. Finally, looking ahead to 2014-2015, we’re anticipating having two sets of regionals questions (meaning, two separate chances to compete at the regional level), adding tournaments for the first time in Ireland, Scotland, Austria, and possibly other locations, and the first ever International History Olympiad in the summer of 2015! Thanks for all your support this year, and best of luck to everyone competing at the European Championships in May!

Registration Now Open for 2014 IHBB European Division Regional Tournaments!
(New York City) Happy New Year from The International History Bee and Bowl! We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for our regional tournaments across Europe in early 2014. Beginning with our History Bee and Bowl of Italy on 15 March at the International School of Milan, the regional tournament season will then run through mid-April. We are adding a link on the menu bar to the cost table as well, so you can see the prices of the tournament you are considering attending. Please note that our Northern France tournament will be held after school, so it is priced somewhat cheaper. Upon registration, we will then email you an invoice within 24 hours, including instructions for submitting payment. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask us – just email nolwenn@historybowl.com. Thanks, and good luck to you and your team!

IHBB Executive Directors Begin Three Weeks of Outreach Visits to European Schools

(London – 23 September, 2013) The Executive Directors of The International History Bee and Bowl, Nolwenn and David Madden have just arrived in Europe, and will be spending three weeks in September and October visiting schools interested in competing in this year’s tournaments. IHBB will be visiting England, Germany, France, and Switzerland during this time – visits to Spain and Italy will then be conducted later in the fall of 2013. Visiting schools gives us an opportunity to explain in detail how our competitions work, answer any questions that teachers or students may have, and in some cases, gives the students a chance to practice a bit on our buzzer system! If you are interested in having IHBB visit your school, please contact Nolwenn at nolwenn@historybowl.com.
IHBB is looking forward to many new schools starting to compete this year, and we wish good luck to everyone as the new school year begins. Tournament registration will open in the fall once our dates and host schools have been finalized for our European Division. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Third Year of The International History Bee and Bowl’s European Division Set to Begin!

(Dubai – 12 June, 2013) The International History Bee and Bowl is gearing up for its third year of history quiz tournaments throughout Europe! In our first year, 30 teams competed throughout Europe; last year (2012-13) we had 42. This year, we’re looking to see a total of 50-75 teams compete at tournaments in England, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, and for the first time, Germany! Teams in the History Bowl and individual students in the History Bee who finish in the top half of their respective national tournaments then can earn a berth for our European Championships to be held at St. Stephen’s School in the heart of the eternal city of Rome in the spring of 2014.

Additionally, we’ll be partnering with our friends at the World Scholar’s Cup to give demonstrations and introductions to the International History Bee and Bowl at the 2013 World Scholar’s Cup Global Round in Dubai.

Please take the time to explore this site; it will be updated as the year goes along with information on our tournaments and results after they are held. There are also quite a few resources on the website that explain exactly how our tournaments work and how you and your school can best prepare for them. For any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

Thank you for your interest in The International History Bee and Bowl’s European Division, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our tournaments soon!

Historically yours,

David and Nolwenn Madden
Founders and Executive Directors
The International History Bee and Bowl